The Academy is a leadership development program run every Fall Break by the Greek Life Office, in collaboration with Order of Omega and faculty members. Chapters identify their future leaders, who are encouraged to apply and attend each year.
Throughout the course of the weekend, students learn about what it’s like to be a leader on CWRU’s campus, not only in their chapters, but in the broader community as well. Students break into small groups, where they talk about specific issues and strategies about how to deal with them, and then come back into a large group to discuss community-wide issues and how to solve them.
Many Academy participants go on to hold leadership positions in their chapters, as well as the Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council governing bodies. They overall feel more equipped to do these positions and succeed due to their experience at The Academy.